Meet The Doctors


Left To Right: Dr. Rockower, Dr. Barkin, and Dr. Wowk
(Pictures of Drs. Cervieri and Lilling coming soon!

Thank you for choosing Capitol Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, LLC. We are committed to providing excellent orthpaedic care in a prompt and professional manner. We treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions with the goal of returning our patients to an active and healthy lifestyle. To facilitate patient care, we accept most major insurance providers.

We are proud to announce the addition of our NEW physicians, Christina L. Cervieri, MD and Victoria A. Lilling, MD

We are proud to be included in the Washingtonian Magazine's "Top Doctor" List for 2010, 2012, 2014 and again in 2016/17!!

COR has a dedicated staff of physical therapists and therapy assistants who help each patient obtain their personal rehabilitation goals. Our on-site facility encourages communication between the patient, doctor, and physical therapists; and optimizes patient care.


Neil J. Barkin, M. D. is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City. He received his general surgery education at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and his orthopaedic training at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in Boston, Massachusetts. At the completion of his residency program, Dr. Barkin was awarded the position of Chief Resident at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston (currently Brigham & Women’s Hospital.) 

While in Boston, Dr. Barkin contributed to the early discussions of hip and knee replacement prosthesis design. Throughout his career he remained interested in hip and knee replacement surgery as well as the arthroscopic management of knee and shoulder conditions. As a recent retiree from surgery after many years, he specializes in the non-surgical management of bone, joint, and muscle/ligament injuries.

During his career Dr. Barkin has held numerous administrative positions including Chairman of the Suburban Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Division, Chairman of the Emergency Ward Committee at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Montgomery County Medical Society, Secretary of the Montgomery County Medical Society.

Dr. Barkin has personally undergone hip replacements in both hips (2001 & 2007). He remains fully active including playing frequent tennis, snow skiing, sailing, long-distance bicycling, kayaking, hiking, winter camping, and traveling. He is a perpetual jazz piano student who enjoys attending jazz festivals and cruises with his wife, Joan W. Barkin, M. D. She is a leading pediatrician in the Rockville area and the couple has two children and four grandchildren. Both Drs. Barkin have been cited repeatedly in the Washingtonian and Checkbook listings of top doctors.

Dr._WowkDr. Victor Wowk is a long-standing member of the orthopaedic community, and has been sharing space with us for 4 years. He has recently joined our group as a partner.

Dr. Wowk received his BS and MPH degrees from the University of Minnesota and earned his MD degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He received his orthopaedic training at the University of Maryland, which included training at Shock Trauma. Dr. Wowk then completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship with Dr. Torg at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Wowk has treated professional, collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes and he has been team physician for professional collegiate and high school teams. He has taken orthopaedic trauma calls at Suburban Hospital for the past ten years. Dr. Wowk has a special interest in disorders of the knee and their surgical and non-surgical management.

Stephen J. Rockower, MD grew up outside Philadelphia and graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. He received his MD from Temple University in Philadelphia, and did his Internship and Residency in Orthopaedics at George Washington University, finishing his Chief Residency at George Washington and the Washington Hospital Center.

He specializes in Joint Replacements, including Partial Knee Replacements (or UniCondylar Replacements) and Reconstructive Surgery, and treats injuries of all age groups.

His practice started in Silver Spring, and has migrated to Rockville by way of Bethesda.

He has been President of the Montgomery County Medical Society for 2014-15 and 2006-07.   He still serves on the Executive Board.  He is now President of MedChi, the Medical Society of the State of Maryland, and has served in numerous capacities on the State level, including Treasurer, Board Member, Chair of the Legislative Committee, Chair of the Computer Committee, and Co-Chair of the Operations Council. He has also served as Chair of Orthopaedics at Suburban Hospital, and as Chair of the Emergency Room Committee at Holy Cross Hospital.  He has been writing for years for Maryland Medicine.  He is a Delegate representing Maryland at the AMA, helping to determine medical policy.

He recently was featured on the Montgomery County Cable Network(Channel 16) on Housecall.

Dr. Rockower recently celebrated his 43rd wedding anniversary to an attorney specializing in commercial real estate transactions. They have 3 children: a graduate of Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California,  formerly living in India, a Nurse in Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and a graduate of the College of Charleston, who is now a medical student at the Medical University of South Carolina.

He is again a Washingtonian Magazine "Top Doctor" for 2016 (and many years before) and a nationally recognized "Top Doctor".

Christina Cervieri, MD, is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. Originally from New England, Dr. Cervieri attended Yale University for her undergraduate studies, majoring in philosophy.  She also trained in art at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in Florence, Italy. Dr. Cervieri earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles.  Dr. Cervieri began her surgical training in General Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco-East Bay Program.  Her passion for Orthopedic Surgery led her to complete a residency in the specialty at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY.  She further specialized in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy during a fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. 


For nearly a decade, Dr. Cervieri worked as an Orthopedic Surgeon for the Department of Veterans Affairs, serving Veterans in the Capital Health Care Network (VISN 5).  Her responsibilities while at the Department of Veterans Affairs included serving as Assistant Chief of Surgery and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at the Martinsburg, West Virginia VA Medical Center, and providing regional leadership on Operating Room efficiency.  Prior to practicing orthopedics at the VA, and immediately following her fellowship in Sports Medicine, Dr. Cervieri was the Sports Medicine Division Chief for the Washington Orthopedic Center in metropolitan Washington, DC.

Since 2006 Dr. Cervieri has served as a team physician for U.S. Figure Skating.  Throughout her career, she has worked with athletes from numerous sports, at all levels of play and competition, including our nation’s warriors.  She has enjoyed teaching orthopedic surgery to students and residents of West Virginia University, Alderson-Broaddus University, Howard University, and Shenandoah University.  Dr. Cervieri’s personal time is focused on her husband and their two young children.  Her hobbies include skiing, yoga, gardening and photography.

News Highlights

COR Doctors Listed In Washingtonian's Top Doctor List For 2016

09 August 2008

Dr. Rockower and Dr. Barkin:  Washingtonian's "TOP DOCTORS"  again for 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2010! Dr. Grossman was also a "Top Doc"

Congress Has FINALLY Changed Cuts Medicare Payments To Doctors

10 August 2008

April 2015 -  The SGR has finally been fixed and updated!  We have spent innumerable hours working on this in Washington.  We were "down" for 2 weeks at the beginning...

Mike Tabasko a Winner!

20 April 2012

Our own Mike Tabasko, PT recently won a major bicycle race in New York, the "Tour of the Battenkill".  He is an avid Biker, and we are VERY proud of...

Maryland FREE Rx Card

25 June 2012

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New Physical Therapists

29 September 2012

We are pleases to announce the addition of two additional Physical Therapists to our staff:   Suzanne Niksheresht and Gina Stewart.  They are both well trained, personable and fine additions...


30 September 2013

On October 1, 2013 (whether or not the Government shuts down) The new Health Care Exchenges will open for individuals in Maryland.  MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, has been...

COR In The Media

21 January 2014

Dr. Stephen Rockower and Dr. Marc Grossman were recently featured on the Montgomery County Cable Network's health show, Housecall, hosted by Dr. David Doman.  


18 March 2014

On April 5th, Billing Supervisor, Elysia Mathias, will be participating in a 5.7 K run fundraiser in Baltimore through the Brigance Brigade to benefit patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. ALS,...

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About Our Offices

Our Doctors

Neil J. Barkin, MD, FAAOS*Ω
Stephen J. Rockower, MD, FAAOS*
Victor A. Wowk, MD, FAAOS
Christina L. Cervieri, MD, FAAOS
Victoria A. Lilling, MD

In Association with: Marc J. Grossman, MD, PC

* Certified Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Fellows of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

ΩNo longer performing surgery

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


Phone Numbers:

  • 301 770-7900 Main
  • 301 938-6256 After Hours Emergency
  • 301 770-8993 PT
  • 301 770-7904 Fax
  • 301 770-1300 PT Fax
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Convenient Locations

Capitol Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, LLC

  • 6000 Executive Blvd, Suite 510, Rockville, Maryland 20852
  • 9701 New Church Street, Suite D, Damascus, MD 20872
  • Phone numbers for both offices:

301-770-7900 (Appointments)
301-770-8993 (PT Appointments)